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Why Traditional Farming Is Here to Stay

by Kit Worzel, futurist Last year, I wrote a blog about the future of food, and how we would need to use a number of alternative methods to farming in order to feed everyone. I didn’t manage to fit the … Continue reading

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Paying the Water Piper: The Future of Water, Part III

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. This is the third blog about water. The first two can be found here and here, plus a blog about California’s water situation can be found here. —————- Fresh water is vital, and we’re running out of it. Water … Continue reading

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Overdrawn at the River Bank: The Future of Water, Part II

This is the second of three posts about the future of water. The first can be found here. by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Water scarcity has several causes, all of which compound each other. First is that of the freshwater … Continue reading

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Water Is Not the New Oil: The Future of Water, Part I

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Water is not the new oil; it’s much more important than that. There are substitutes for oil, but there are no substitutes for water, and we are running dry. As that happens (and it … Continue reading

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GMOs vs True Believers: Greed versus Ignorance

by Kit Worzel With this post, I’m introducing my new associate, Kit Worzel. Kit has been doing research for me off and on since 2005, and has now come on board full-time as a futurist. He did his undergraduate work … Continue reading

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Freshwater Crisis, Farming Opportunity

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The following article was part of a presentation made to the California Farm Bureau Federation in December of 2011. The looming shortage of freshwater is not unique to farmers here – it’s rapidly going global. … Continue reading

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The Future of Food: Not Just for Body Fuel and Fun Anymore

What follows is a summary of a presentation I gave to a symposium on the future of food. In attendance were farm producers, food processors, food retailers, and research scientists. I believe that the development of nutrigenomics will prove to … Continue reading

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